RISE Overview

In GPISD, we have chosen to begin providing transition services to students beginning in 6th grade to improve postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities. Students from our specialized programs will attend RISE, a transition facility for students in middle and high school, to develop skills related to Employment, Independent Living, Fine Arts, Sensory, and Fine & Gross Motor.  RISE is an extension of the classroom allowing for generalization of skills learned on their campuses.

RISE is designed to be inclusive for all students with disabilities.  Lessons are designed with each individual class in mind.

Students, along with their peers, teachers, and paraprofessionals, will be transported by GPISD buses from their campus.  They will arrive at RISE at approximately 9:00 am, then return to their campus at approximately 2:15 pm on their designated days. Middle school students will eat breakfast and lunch at RISE.  High school students will eat breakfast at their campus and will eat lunch at RISE.  The meals will be provided by the GPISD Food and Nutrition department.  Families are welcome to provide a sack lunch for their student if desired.  Due to the nature of the activities, we ask students to dress comfortably and to wear closed-toe shoes when visiting.

RISE is located at 4750 S. Carrier Parkway (directly behind Garner FAA).  Parents are welcome to visit RISE in accordance with the GPISD Student Handbook under the VISITORS section.

group photo of RISE students

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